January 23rd, 2021

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018

By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on May 19, 2018.

BISHOP, Noreen Ferne

October 31, 1934 – May 13, 2018

It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our mom and grandma, Noreen Bishop at the Claresholm General Hospital on May 13, 2018 at the age of 83.

Noreen leaves behind her son David (Mary) Bishop of Barons, Alberta, daughter Karin (Butch) Glimsdale of Claresholm, Alberta as well as grandsons Brady (Kaitlin) and Robby Glimsdale, Clinton and Erek (Kirsty) Bishop. She is also survived by sisters Betty (Floyd) Bold and Beverly (Wilf) Gatin of Manitoba and many close nieces and nephews.

Noreen was predeceased by her loving husband George, an infant son Gerald, and her parents Fred and Esther Wicks.

Noreen was born October 31, 1934 in Neepawa, Manitoba. She was educated in a country school and finished her high school education in Neepawa. She worked for the Provincial Welfare Department in Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, before moving to Calgary in 1953. There she worked for Hook Signs, Myers Oilweek & Daily Newspaper, and the Colonel Belcher Hospital. Noreen & George were married October 10, 1958 in Calgary, moving to Claresholm in 1959. She first worked at the Bank of Commerce and later at the Fish & Wildlife Department before joining her husband in the operation of Bishop Service Ltd. until both retired in 1998.

Noreen was an active member and volunteer in many community organizations through the years. She was very interested in family genealogy and spent hours doing histories of the curling and golf clubs in the Town of Claresholm.

Family was the most important thing in Noreen’s life, and she was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Noreen will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

A Celebration of Noreen’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Willow Creek Funeral Home (4079-1st Street West, Claresholm) with Pastor Donna Alm officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation, Box 2638, Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0.

Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Tel: 403-625-3212.

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June Clifton
1921 – 2018
June Clifton, beloved wife of the late Dale Clifton, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 96 years.
Further information including service details will follow once arrangements have been finalized.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.


Dorothy Fay Drewry passed away peacefully of natural causes in Raymond, Alberta on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

She was born February 21, 1927 to Reed Leroy Wilde & Katie Glen Bullock, at home in Welling. She graduated form Welling High School in 1945, and attended the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and Brigham Young University.

Dorothy married John “B” Drewry on October 2, 1951 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. They had four children; Bruce (Kathy), Bryan, Brett (Jolynne) and Carolyn (Wayne) Woolston; ten grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Although Dorothy lost her father when she was 12, she had a happy childhood and surrounded by loving family members, immediate and extended. She learned how to work and enjoyed music, sports and learning. These attributes benefitted her family as she was a great example of balancing being a wife and mother, with teaching school and serving in her church and community. She always made sure each child had a homemade quilt for their wedding, and the grandchildren loved the quillows and quilts she made for them. In her retirement years, John and Dorothy enjoyed traveling together and her family appreciates the personal and family history she compiled and distributed to each of her children and grandchildren.

Her ability to communicate deteriorated in her final years, her fun sense of humor would occasionally reappear – a special gift for those in her presence.

Dorothy was preceded in death by both of her parents, husband John, and sister Carrel (and John) Wolsey.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to a charity of your choice.

Friends may meet the family from 7:00pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Knight St. Chapel – Raymond, AB, or prior to the funeral service from 10:00am – 10:45am.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – KNIGHT ST. CHAPEL – Raymond, AB. Interment will take place in the Temple Hill Cemetery.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


Mr. William “Morris” Jarvie of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Nita Jarvie for 58 years who passed away October 29, 2011 at the age of 83 years.

Morris was born in Lethbridge to Anthony and Sarah Jarvie on February 13, 1928. He attended school in Lethbridge then worked with his father digging basements, drive ways etc. by hand and using horses, cutting and hauling ice blocks out of the river for ice shacks, Silverwood Dairy until joining the family business J.A. Jarvie Sand & Gravel which later become LaFarge as a very skilled employee in various positions retiring in 1992.

He devoted his life to family and enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and the odd pilsner. Morris was always there for helping his boys with projects such as fences, garages, farming, race cars and loved seeing his grandchildren.

In 2001 his health failed and after several years of Nita and his family caring for him he spent his last two years at the Park Meadows Good Samaritans Lodge.

Besides his loving wife Nita Morris was survived by his sons Ken (Tara), Len (Shelly), Bob (Pat) of which Bob has since passed. Grandchildren Kanyon, Kennedy, Cole, Dael, Johnathan, Kendra, Ryan. Great Grandchildren Julia, Marshal; Morris’s brothers and sisters Marshal, Tony, Donald, Sandra, Dorthy, Carolyn and their families.

There will be a graveside celebration of Morris’ and Nita’s lives on June 9 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the Italian Club 1511 St. Edwards Blvd. North.


Mrs. Nita Mary Jarvie of Lethbridge, Beloved wife of the late Mr. William Morris Jarvie for 58 years passed away on January 28, 2018 at the age of 85.

Nita was born in High River, Alberta to Leonard and Annie Fitzherbert on January 31, 1932. She attended a rural school West of High River in the Foothills near the family farm. Later attending business college.

Nita moved to Lethbridge where she was employed in the office at Canadian Freightways where she met Morris and they were married June 13, 1953.

Nita worked in a few different fields over the years which included Freightways, Eatons, the Cosmotique and retired from the Lethbridge Public Library.

Nita shared memories of growing up on the farm where her mother passed while she was in her early teens and she had to grow up fast cooking for threshing crews & taking on the farm tasks. Nita spoke of riding horseback with her brother John to school.

Nita devoted her life to her family and enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking, was an incredible gardener and spent many years as a boy scout leader where she made many life long friends she cherished until her final days.

Nita supported and participated in anything her boys did whether it was cub scouts, baseball, soccer, football, farming, sand drags and very rarely missed a Saturday night at the stock car races.

Later in life Nita fought a courageous battle with cancer but managed to live in her home until six days before her passing with the help of her son and a few special friends.

Nita was predeceased by husband Morris and son Robert.

She is survived by sons Ken (Tara), Len (Shelly), Pat (Robert’s wife), grandchildren Kanyon, Kennedy, Cole, Dael, Johnathan, Kendra, Ryan. Great Grandchildren Julia, Marshal, Brother John (Elona) & family as well as many brother and sister in laws and their families.

There will be a grave side celebration of Nita and Morris’ life on June 9th at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon at the Italian Club to follow. 1511 St Edwards Blvd. N.


IZELINE JOCHEM, beloved wife of the late Adam Jochem of Lethbridge, passed away at the Coaldale Health Centre, on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 98 years.

Izeline is survived by her sons, David (Helen) Jochem of Innisfail, Lester (Kathleen) Jochem of Taber, Perry (Rana) Jochem of Penticton and Brent (Irene) Jochem of Lethbridge, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, her sister, Harriot Northam, her son-in-law, David Lodermeier, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughters, Marilyn Lodermeier and Joan Lodermeier, her son-in-law, Gerry Lodermeier, her sisters, Florence Livingston and Mary Losing and her brother, George Saunders.

Izeline Saunders was born in Milk River on September 4, 1919. She married Adam Jochem in 1938 and together they farmed in the Coutts area from 1949 to 1973, and then retired to Lethbridge. Her loving husband, Adam, passed away in 1999. Izeline was always hard at work on the farm or caring for her six children. She loved to cook, camp and fish. She loved and cherished the many grandchildren and great-grandchildren she had in her life.

A Celebration of Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coaldale Health Centre, 2100 – 11 Street, Coaldale, AB T1M 1L2.

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Amir Manji, beloved husband and father, passed away on May 11, 2018 after a year of bravely facing stage IV metastatic prostate cancer.

Amir will be dearly missed by his wife of 44 years, Saker, and his three daughters, Natasha, Nimisha and Zohra. He worked hard to build a beautiful life for his family and contribute to his community.

Amir left Tanzania in 1971 to start a life in Canada. He and Saker met and married in Vancouver, B.C., and in 1979 arrived in Coaldale, Alberta to start their business. Over the course of 30 years, Coaldale Eggs became the second largest egg grading operation in Alberta. A man with the ability to turn his vision into reality, Amir was proud to work with local partners to further his passion for business into the Lethbridge real estate and hospitality markets. He cared deeply about building trusted relationships, which led to many valued friendships over his career.

A respected elder in the Ismaili Muslim community, Amir led the Lethbridge congregation for 28 years and served the community wholeheartedly with humility, tolerance and generosity. Nothing made him happier than to see the community working together, supporting each other. From the youngest to the oldest member of the community, Amir dedicated himself to their well being.

The Manji family is profoundly grateful to Dr. Shakoor, Dr. Ghose, Dr. Brigden and teams at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre at the Chinook Regional Hospital Cancer Center, as well as the nursing team of ward 4C for their unwavering and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre of the Chinook Regional Hospital.


Mr. John Malcolm McCutcheon, it is with profound sadness we say farewell to our beloved John who passed away suddenly just before his annual visit to Vancouver for the Christmas Holidays.

John was born in Lethbridge on May 22, 1952 to Dr. John Sr. & Helen (nee Furnell) McCutcheon. He was a loving, kind and caring person who put family first in his life.

John attended school in Lethbridge, graduated in Honors Physics from the University of Alberta and earned his masters degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Toronto. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, camping, and skiing. John had a successful career in Calgary for many years. He found pleasure in upgrading his home and landscaping his yard. After suffering from a severe and crippling depression, John moved back to Lethbridge. Although John was not able to go back to his professional work, he volunteered at the Ability Bottle Depot in North Lethbridge. John regularly visited with his sister Judy in Athabasca, enjoyed holiday dinners with his niece Nicole in Medicine Hat and visited his sisters Linda & Jane in Vancouver. Once every summer he would travel to Bamfield on Vancouver Island where he enjoyed family gatherings and fishing.

John is survived by his sisters Jane McCutcheon (Manfred), Judy Stady & Linda Hill (Dan), nieces and nephews Steven Stady (Tonya, Oliver, Glynnis), Nicole Barabe (Stephane), Tim Hill (Brittany), Katie Hill (Ian), Astrid Gradlmiller and Max Gradlmiller.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH CHAPEL – 1011 4 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB.

To send condolences, please visit http://www.generationsfh.ca


FRANK TONY PAUL, beloved husband of Annette Kaye Paul, of Warner, passed away at the Milk River Health Centre on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the age of 81 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

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Sheila Ryan

Mother, Grandmother,

Sister, Aunt

1934 – 2018

Mrs. Sheila Ryan of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Ed Ryan, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the age of 84 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Shelly Dawn Bassett officiating.

A private family interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.


1937 – 2018

RONALD BERNARD SCHERLOSKI, beloved husband of the late Marjorie Scherloski, passed away peacefully with family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Ron leaves behind his son, David (April) and children, Ronald, Bryan (Kelsey), Lauren (Andrew), Keith & Jordan; daughter, Joan (Bruce) Brownell and children, Jenna (Matt) Waters, Kimberly (Carl) Hansen, Michael (Heather) Brownell and great-grandchildren, Emily Brownell and Amelia Waters. Ron also leaves his siblings, Wilma, Clara, Lorraine (Victor) Kowalke, Margaret Sparrowhawk and Gordon (Mary-Ann), his uncle, Mike, various cousins and numerous nieces, nephews and their respective families.

Ron was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, parents, Louie and Pauline, brothers-in-law, Danny Sparrowhawk and Clifford Prince, sister-in-law, Mary Prince and great-nephew, Tyler Soke.

Ron was born and raised in the Langenburg, SK area on a farm. Ron married Marge on October 6, 1959 and they moved to Alberta. They lived in Lavoy where Ron managed a grain elevator. He left Lavoy and began his journey in the hotel business with the Heisler Hotel. They took a leap to Lethbridge where he bought the York Hotel, started Royal Taxi and even went into the restaurant business with Sherlock’s Den. Ron also managed the Alec Arms Hotel for a period of time. They moved to Bow Island when he purchased the hotel there and then to High Level where they bought the Hotel and a Motel. In 1980, they settled back in Lethbridge. Ron had learned every skill there was from caring for the hotels, so he started his business, Ron’s Repair. He built a new home and later purchased the home that him and Marge lived in until now, along with some apartments and did some amazing renovations. David started Sherlock Homes and the two of them spent many years working together. Around 2013, Marge needed Ron’s care, so he began spending more time with her and slowly retired. Ron’s main priority now was Mom, his grandchildren, crib games, time at the Casino, coffee with his buddies and never saying no to running errands for David. Ron and Marge loved to travel; Saskatchewan, Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas, Wendover, a camping trip across Canada in 1985 and camping with his children. Right until the time of his passing, Ron loved to watch and encourage his children and grandchildren if they were painting their homes and doing renovations. You could also find him in a hole that had been dug for a new house, plumbing the initial services.

Ron will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Ron’s family wishes to thank the paramedics who responded to his home on May 10 and helped get him safely to the hospital, to the staff in the ER Dept., and especially to the staff in the ICU. There were many moments of hope in his last few days where Ron was able to communicate his desire to fight and carry on, but ultimately the years had taken their toll and it was time to say good-bye. The nurses and staff in the ICU showed Ron and his family compassion, dignity and respect in his final days. THANK YOU.

A Celebration of Life will be held at SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH, 1011 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Eva Stanley officiating.

Ron will be laid to rest at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in Gerald, Saskatchewan at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 119 – 14 Street N.W. #200, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Vlado Smiljanec

1956 – 2018

Mr. Vlado Smiljanec of Lethbridge, passed away suddenly with his family by his side at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the age of 62 years.

Vlado, son of Bara and the late Stjepan Smiljanec was born on April 10th, 1956 in Jarmina, Croatia. After high school, he relocated to Canada, settling in Lethbridge, AB in 1976. Vlado made a career in the masonry industry. After work, he enjoyed spending time in his garage entertaining his family and friends. In his free time he also enjoyed playing soccer, cards, and pool. He was an active member of the Croatian Canadian Club of Lethbridge.

Besides his loving mother Bara of Jarmina, Croatia, he is survived by his 2 brother’s Drago (Jadranka) and Ivan (Mirjana) of Lethbridge. He was predeceased by his father Stjepan. Vlado leaves behind Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and many Friends.

Vigil Rites (Prayers) will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, May 21, 2018 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects one hour prior.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, with Father Domin Vladic and Father Lukas Drapal, as celebrants. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1W5.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Joyce Kathleen Stannard

1927 – 2018

Mrs. Joyce Kathleen Stannard (Earwads) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Anthony (Tony) Stannard, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Joyce was born on June 16, 1927 in England. She married Tony in 1946. She and Tony, with their son Barry, emigrated to Canada in 1957. She worked diligently to make a new home here. She held several administrative positions and, for a time, owned and operated a Vanda Beauty Counselor franchise in which she travelled over much of southern Alberta.

She and Tony liked to travel, making trips to England, Bermuda and Hawaii. For many years Joyce enjoyed RVing, especially camping in Many Glacier National Park. She hiked and fished with family. Joyce was an avid knitter and made many fine garments for herself and family. She often knitted for charities in Lethbridge.

Joyce is survived by her son Barry (Mavis); grandchildren Katherine and Anthony (Nanda) Stannard; great granddaughters Joyce and Vidya; as well as several nieces nephews and their families in England.

Joyce was predeceased by her husband Tony, her parents George and Florence Edwards, of England, and all her siblings.

Honoring Joyce’s wishes there will be a private family service. Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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EILEEN TOTH passed away unexpectedly at the Good Samaritan Garden Vista in Magrath, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the age of 96 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband John Toth of Coaldale; loving daughter Carol Raasch of Magrath; granddaughter Debi (Mark) Charlesworth of Welling and their children Jeremy, Keely and Elizabeth; and grandson Ken (Bev) Raasch of Lac La Biche and his children Talia, Eric, Amanda and Scott; as well as seven great-great-grandchildren and her daughter-in-law Kaye Deglow.

She was predeceased by her husband Eric Loose and her son Larry Deglow.

Eileen was born February 3, 1922 in Retlaw, Alberta, the eighth of 12 children. At the age of two, her family moved to Del Bonita where they homesteaded. Eileen was raised and attended school in Del Bonita until moving to Magrath where she worked and raised her children on the farm. Following Eric’s passing, she moved to the acreage, which is located south of Calgary. Later on, she came home to Magrath where she was lovingly cared for by Carol and Debi.

A Memorial Service will be held at ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 82 North, 2nd Street West, Magrath, AB on Thursday May 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeremy Richert officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Eileen may be made to the Good Samaritans Garden Vista, Box 550, Magrath, AB, T0K 1J0.

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September 13, 1959 to May 12, 2018

MARIA TERESA ZAPPONE passed away at Chinook Regional Hospital at the age of 58 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

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